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'''Allan Sherman''' (born '''Allan Copelon'''; November 30, 1924 – November 20, 1973) was an American comedy writer and television producer who became famous as a song parody|parodist in the early 1960s. His first album, ''My Son, the Folk Singer'' (1962), became the fastest-selling record album up to that time.Thomas, Bob (Associated Press). "Fat and fortyish but star no less," ''Ottawa Herald'', December 13, 1962, page 10: ''"Warner Brothers Records report that it is the fastest-selling album in history, having sold 575,000 in six weeks. With the Christmas season coming up, it might push over a million."'' Retrieved 14 April 2016 via NewspaperArchive.com His biggest hit single was "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)|Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh," a comic novelty in which a boy describes his summer camp experiences to the tune of Amilcare Ponchielli|Ponchielli's ''Dance of the Hours''....
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Birth placeChicago, Illinois, United States
Death date{{death date and age|1973|11|20|1924|11|30|mf=y}}
Death placeLos Angeles, California, United States
OccupationComedy writer, television producer, singer, actor
Yearsactive1951–1973
Death causeEmphysema
Resting placeHillside Memorial Park Cemetery
SpouseDee Chackes (15 June 1945 - 1966) (divorced) 2 children
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